Brian Hoey

Recent Posts

How is S&OE Different from S&OP?

April 24, 2018
By closing the gap between planning (S&OE) and execution (S&OE) in this way, businesses stand to gain a significant competitive advantage in a world where the best laid plans often go awry.

Uncovering the True Value of Transport Logistics

April 19, 2018
Transport logistics goes hand in hand with the emerging technologies that are rapidly shaping a number of business sectors.

Can Machine Learning Decrease Maintenance Downtime? 

April 17, 2018
Some companies are beginning to rely on new technology like machine learning algorithms and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to preempt likely breakdowns. But how exactly can these new technological advances add value?

How Will Industry 4.0 Impact Customer Experience?

April 12, 2018
The rise of Industry 4.0 stands to transform the way that manufacturing companies do business. But how will these new technological innovations translate into positive customer experiences?

What is Demand Capacity Planning?

April 10, 2018
Demand Capacity Planning is an important tool for aligning demand expectations with the realities of your business's production and shipping capacity.

4 Fascinating Facts About Supply Chain Digitization 

April 05, 2018
In the past few years, supply chain digitization has evolved from a hypothetical into a reality for many manufacturing businesses.

5 Ways to Improve Your Demand Forecasting

April 03, 2018
No matter how sophisticated your methods, or how intimate your knowledge of the field, no demand or sales forecast will ever be 100% accurate. That said, demand forecasting reliability can be boosted through increased visibility and big data analytics.

Struggling with Intelligent Planning? Postmodern ERP Can Help

March 27, 2018
For manufacturers or freight forwarders, eliminating silos and shadow IT can be the most significant hurdles to adopting an intelligent planning mindset.

New Frontiers: 3D Printing and Industry 4.0 

March 22, 2018
Also known as 3D printing, additive manufacturing makes widespread use of data, IoT devices, and digital workflows, making it a perfect fit for Industry 4.0 environments.

Dissecting the True Value of S&OE

March 20, 2018
On the true value of sales and operations execution (S&OE), including advanced analytics integration, combating risk, and increased real-time visibility and transparency

5 Lesser Known Facts About Advanced Analytics

March 15, 2018
facts about advanced analytics, including its relationship to industry 4.0 and machine learning

Machine Learning vs. Intelligent Manufacturing 

March 13, 2018
On machine learning and intelligent manufacturing, a match made in heaven

What You Might Not Know About Industry 4.0

March 08, 2018
What you might not know about Industry 4.0, including advanced analytics and S&OE

Ranking the 5 Biggest Supply Chain Disruptions

March 06, 2018
On the five (5) biggest supply chain disruptions, including decision making siloes, trade regulations, inaccurate forecasts, and weather events

Why Transport Logistics Should Be a Top Priority

March 01, 2018
Why Transport Logistics should be a top priority, from risk management to industry 4.0 integration to customer satisfaction

A Time for Everything: Seasonality in Modern Manufacturing

February 27, 2018
On seasonality in modern manufacturing, rogue seasonality, and advanced analytics

How to Make Planning and Execution Work Together

February 22, 2018
On making sales & operations planning (S&OP) and sales & operations execution (S&OE) work together, with advanced analytics